Denis Kessler

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Denis Kessler (born 25 March 1952 in Mulhouse) is a French businessman. He has served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of SCOR SE since 2002.[1][2][3] Prior to this, he served as Vice-Chairman of MEDEF and CEO of AXA.[1][3][4][5]


He graduated from HEC Paris, and received a PhD in Economics from the University of Paris.[1][2][3][5]

He is a Board member of BNP Paribas, Bolloré, Dassault Aviation, Invesco, and Fonds stratégique d'investissement.[2][3] He is member of the Supervisory Board of Yam Invest N.V..[2][5][6] He served as the President of Le Siècle from 2007 to 2010.[7]

He has criticized the Keynesian reaction to the 2008 financial crisis, and he has suggested the end of the Euro currency is a real possibility.[8][9]


  1. ^ a b c SCOR Executive committee
  2. ^ a b c d Forbes profile
  3. ^ a b c d BusinessWeek profile
  4. ^ 'Denis Kessler quitte le Medef pour présider Scor', in L'Expansion, 05/11/2002 [1]
  5. ^ a b c Invesco Board of Directors
  6. ^ Yam Invest Supervisory Board
  7. ^ AFP, '"Le Siècle": Nicole Notat présidente', in Le Figaro, 12/11/2010 [2]
  8. ^ François Vidal, 'Denis Kessler : « Alors que la crise pourrait s'aggraver, nous n'avons plus de munitions »', in Les Echos, 12/09/2011 [3]
  9. ^ Daniel Roland, 'Denis Kessler: "nous n'avons plus de munitions", la zone euro peut exploser', in L'Express, 12/09/2011 [4]

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